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BA in French Studies and German Studies (Full Time)

Lancaster University

Bachelor Degree , French Studies

Course Description

This joint language degree combines French Studies and German Studies isTaught by the Department of Languages and Cultures, our approach gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of French and German cultures and societies within a global context. This degree includes an international placement in year 3.

You’ll begin your degree with French and German courses which both have a language-specific cultural component.  You will also study a minor subject of your choice, which may be another language.

Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will also study the culture, politics and history of France and Germany in more depth, as well as selecting courses which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond.

Spending your third year abroad gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.  As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a French- or German-speaking country, or split the year between the two.

In your fourth year, you will continue developing your core French and German language skills. You will combine this with language-specific modules such as ‘Modernity of Forms and Forms of Modernity in French Literature: 1850-2000’. You may also choose some comparative culture courses, such as ‘Translation as a Cultural Practice’. 

This joint language degree combines French Studies and German Studies isTaught by the Department of Languages and Cultures, our approach gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of French and German cultures and societies within a global context. This degree includes an international placement in year 3. You’ll begin...

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Course Content

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster please visit our Teaching and Learning section.

The following courses do not offer modules outside of the subject area due to the structured nature of the programmes: Architecture, Law, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Sports and Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Biomedical Science.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research.

Year 1

Core

Part I French Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)

Part I French Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2)

Part I German Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)

Part I German Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2)

Year 2

Core

French Language: Oral Skills (CEFR: B2)

French Language: Oral skills (post-Beginners/CEFR: B1))

French Language: Written Skills (CEFR: B2)

French Language: Written Skills (post-Beginners/CEFR: B1)

German Language: Oral Skills (CEFR: B2)

German Language: Oral Skills (post-Beginners/CEFR: B1)

German Language: Written Skills (CEFR: B2)

German Language: Written Skills (Post-Beginners/CEFR: B1)

Second Year Programme for Academic Skills, Employability and International placement preparation

Shaping Contemporary France: Moments and Movements

Shaping Contemporary German-Speaking Europe: Moments and Movements

Optional

Cross-cultural encounters in World Literatures

Economic and Social Change in France, Germany and Spain since 1945

Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain

Society on Screen: The Language of Film

Understanding culture

Year 3

Core

International Placement Year: Intercultural and Academic Reflection

Year 4

Core

French Language: Oral Skills (CEFR: C1/C2)

French Language: Written Skills (CEFR: C1/C2)

German Language Oral Skills (CEFR: C1/C2)

German Language Written Skills (CEFR C1/C2)

Optional

Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship and its Cultural Representation in the 20th Century

Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film

Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada

French Culture in the Digital Age

Images of Austria: National Identity and Cultural Representation

Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany

Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games

Modernity of Forms and Forms of Modernity in French Literature 1850-2000

The Prosecution of 'Otherness' in Europe: Witchcraft, Heresy and Inquisition (14th -17th C)

Translation as a Cultural Practice

Writing in the margins: narrating cross-cultural experience

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at...

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Entry Requirements

A Level ABB

Required Subjects A level French and/or German. Native French or German speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

Other Qualifications

International Baccalaureate 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in French HL and/or German HL

BTEC Considered alongside A level French and/or German

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via [email protected]

A Level ABB Required Subjects A level French and/or German. Native French or German speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme. IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language...

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